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Loss Aversion Heuristics

Written by Mathias Verraes / Original link on Feb. 25, 2022

When we make decisions, we often do not explore options that have a risk of loss, even if that loss is balanced out by potential gains. I joined João Rosa’s “Software Crafts” podcast to talk about 3 heuristics that help you overcome that bias. Podcast player Resources Software Crafts Podcast Thinki…


Design & Reality (VirtualDDD presentation)

Written by Mathias Verraes / Original link on Feb. 25, 2022

In this talk, I discuss the ideas previously presented in the articles “Design and Reality” and “Models and Metaphors” Abstract: Our models should be driven by the domain, but not constrained by what domain experts tell us. After all, the domain language is messy, organic, ambiguous, social, incomp…


Models and Metaphors

Written by Mathias Verraes / Original link on Dec. 20, 2021

One of us (Mathias) consulted for a client that acted as a broker for paying copyright holders for the use of their content. To do this, they figured out who the copyright holders of a work were. Then they tracked usage claims, calculated the amounts owed, collected the money, and made the payments…